When it comes to states with the highest number of pet adoptions in the United States, Illinois dominates the Midwest.

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According to data from the website honestpaws.com when it comes to states that have adopted the most pets over the past five years Illinois is king of the Midwest. Their number show that overall Illinois ranks 7th over the past five years for pet adoptions behind only Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Vermont. Illinois averages 118% pet adoptions over the past five years, apparently that means that the demand is greater than the supply, meaning they are bringing animals to Illinois to be adopted. Now when it comes to Illinois neighboring states Missouri comes in at 95.7% rate, Iowa has an adoption rate of 90%, and two states with the worst adoption percentages are West Virginia, and Hawaii, both of them are in the low 50%.

On our morning show Sam and I talk all the time how we are a pro "adopt don't shop" morning show, every dog I have ever had in my life has been a rescue dog or one we have adopted. I think having a dog makes life way better, but you also have to remember there is a reason why so many dogs end up in shelters, and that is because they are a ton of responsibility. You have to be able to know that you can handle all that comes with own and caring for a dog before you adopt one, but if you are ready for the responsibility they are amazing!

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